It’s right to say Drake and Skepta’s remix of this track started the song’s tryly global career. But it wouldn’t happen without an amazing material they could work with.
The original version of “Ojuelegba” is much better than the remake if only for the reason that Wizkid’s superb composition gradually draws you into its hypnotizing rhythm and addictive melody, without any distractions.
But it’s not only about the music itself. Highlighted by the video shot on the streets of Ojuelegba, it’s a reminder of Wizkid’s early struggle to find support for his music passion.
In spite of all the failures, and partly thanks to the support from his family, he continued, to eventually become an inspiration for the next generations of ambitious Nigerian artists in the making.